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  • A Century of Airpower Propaganda Was Just 'Blown Up' by an Air Force Think Tank

    02/21/2020 10:39:59 AM PST · by Freeport · 95 replies
    defense-aerospace ^ | Feb 20, 2020 | Dan Grazier
    If one overall concept drives national security decisions in Washington, it is that technology in the form of highly complex, and thus massively expensive, weapons along the lines of the F-35 stealth fighter, the B-21 Raider long-range strike bomber, and Ford-class aircraft carriers are needed to accomplish our strategic goals. We saw this with the presidentís $705.4 billion defense budget request that includes $2.8 billion for the new bomber and $11.4 billion for the troubled fighter. The advocates of these programs often justify the cost associated with them by saying that their mere existence holds our potential adversaries at bay....
  • Rand Paul Calls For President Trump to Strip John Boltonís Security Clearance

    02/02/2020 5:50:29 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 32 replies
    BLP ^ | Feb 2, 2020 | Richard Moorhead
    Senator Rand Paul is calling for President Trump to strip the security clearance of jilted former National Security Advisor John Bolton, after the ultra-hawk revealed classified national security information in an upcoming tell-all book. Bolton was fired by Trump as National Security Advisor in September for endlessly agitating for neocon wars... ...No one, especially not John Bolton, should be able to use their security clearance for profit! I say revoke his clearance now ‚Ā¶@realDonaldTrump‚Ā© ¬ó Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 1, 2020 Sources indicate that the removal of Bolton¬ís clearance ranges from possible to likely. President Trump slammed his...
  • Sen. Paul offering bill to combat student loan debt

    12/03/2019 11:12:04 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 49 replies
    Associated Press via YAHOO ^ | December 3, 2019 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans. The Kentucky Republican introduced federal legislation late Monday that would allow students to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for college or make monthly debt payments. Under his bill, individuals could to take up to $5,250 ó tax and penalty free ó from their 401(k) or IRA each year, and their parents could divert thousands more. Americans collectively owe about $1.5 trillion in student loans ó more than twice the total of...
  • DENIED: Rand Paul Blocks Pro-Whistleblower Resolution Pushed by Democrats, Citing ĎFake Outrageí

    11/06/2019 4:38:47 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 26 replies
    BLP ^ | Nov 6, 2019 | Shane Trejo
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has emerged as President Donald Trumpís most outspoken advocate against the newest phase of the Democratsí witch hunt to remove him from office... ...Democrats attempted to pass a pro-whistleblower resolution unanimously in the Senate today in order to build the case for this deep state operative... ...Schumer, who has supported the persecution of real whistleblowers like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA leaker Edward Snowden, had the audacity to claim that he wanted to ďsend a message today that the Senate reaffirms our long standing tradition about defending whistleblowers.Ē Paul was not having any of Schumerís...
  • Rand Paul calls on Republicans to step up and defend Trump

    11/04/2019 6:03:23 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 14 replies
  • Rand Paul: Is Quid Pro Quo the Status Quo?

    10/26/2019 12:39:00 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 13 replies ^ | 10/24/19 | Rand Paul
    Isnít all foreign aid supposed to be quid pro quo? We give you this aid ó on the expectation that you will not steal any of it for personal use, that you will spend it as we instruct, and on the understanding that if you donít spend the money as we command, you wonít get any more next year. Democrats want people to be alarmed by a Latin phrase, but, really, making foreign aid contingent on behavior is actually the defining reason that countries supposedly give aid ó to influence the behavior of the receiving country.

    09/10/2019 4:35:56 PM PDT · by DFG · 1 replies
    Powerline ^ | 09/10/2019 | Scott Johnson
    Senior district judge Marianne O. Battani sentenced Rand Paulís attacker, one Rene Boucher, to imprisonment for 30 days. Sentencing guidelines prescribed a 21-27 month sentencing range. Recalling the severe injuries sustained by Senator Paul, one wonders how Judge Battani came up with a 30-day sentence. So did the government. The government appealed Judge Battaniís sentence to the Sixth Circuit. Yesterday the Sixth Circuit vacated Boucherís sentence and returned the case to the district court for resentencing. Here is the introductory paragraph of the Sixth Circuit opinion (embedded below): Senator Rand Paul was mowing his lawn when he stopped to gather...
  • Rand Paul: Trump Firing John Bolton Was ĎNecessaryí

    09/10/2019 1:13:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sep 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday praised President Donald Trump for firing National Security Advisor John Bolton, saying the move was a ¬ďnecessary action.¬Ē I commend @realDonaldTrump for this necessary action. The President has great instincts on foreign policy and ending our endless wars. He should be served by those who share those views.‚ÄĒ Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 10, 2019
  • Federal Court Rules Rand Paul Attackerís 30-Day Sentence Too Lenient

    09/09/2019 6:42:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | Alex Griswold
    The Sixth Circuit ruled the light sentence was 'substantively unreasonable' The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the 30-day prison sentence of the man who attacked Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.), ruling that federal guidelines did not permit so lenient a sentence. In 2017, Paul was tackled from behind by his next-door neighbor Rene Boucher over a mundane disagreement about lawn clippings. Paul was left with six broken ribs and a substantial hospital stay that forced him to take a leave of absence from the Senate. Paul testified that he suffered constant "intense pain" as a result of his injuries,...
  • 114 Years After Her Birth, Ayn Randís Supporters Think Russia Is Ready for Her Ideas

    02/14/2019 11:29:00 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Feb 2019 | Daniel Kozin
    Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg on Feb 2, 1905 and received her education in the city. Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute says he is happy with the reception the author is now receiving in her hometown... ďWeíre in a crisis in the world right now and people everywhere are looking for better ideas.Ē By the time her books were translated into Russian in the late 1990s, much of the nation had become disillusioned with the painful transition to capitalism. Randís holy grail ó the free market ó was seen as the primary cause of the decadeís...
  • Sen. Rand Paul awarded over $580G after he was attacked by neighbor

    01/30/2019 4:57:41 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Nicole Darrah | Fox News Facebook Twitter Flipboard Comments Print Email
    Sen. Rand Paul was awarded over $580,000 in damages by a Kentucky jury on Wednesday after he was attacked by his neighbor in the fall of 2017. Paul, R-Ky., was awarded $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $7,834 for medical expenses. SEN. RAND PAUL TO UNDERGO HERNIA SURGERY IN CANADA AFTER ATTACK BY NEIGHBOR The lawmaker was violently attacked by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, in November 2017 while he was mowing his lawn. Paul was tackled from behind and suffered six broken ribs, including three displaced fractures. His recovery was complicated by fluid and blood...
  • Republican Senator Paul says he supports Trump Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

    07/30/2018 10:16:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2018 | Reuters
    ē Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he will support President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court ē Paul had previously expressed concerns about Kavanaugh's position on privacy issues....
  • Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home...

    04/28/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 April 2013 | Katie Davies
    An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously married to a CIA officer's daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two terrorist nephews' actions and called them 'Losers', even lived with his father-in-law agent Graham Fuller in his Maryland home for a year.
  • Rand Paul Goes After Brennan: ĎRevoke John Brennanís Security Clearance!í

    07/23/2018 11:00:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 7/23/18 | Virginia Kruta
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul went after former CIA chief John Brennan, firing off a couple of tweets on Monday morning. Paul suggested that Brennan was making money on his continued access to sensitive information, and said that he would call for Brennanís security clearance to be revoked. ďIs John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on [Donald Trump]?Ē Paul asked on Twitter. ďToday I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennanís security clearance!Ē
  • Rand Paul calls to revoke John Brennan's security clearance, asks if he's 'monetizing' access

    07/23/2018 7:35:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/2018 | Brooke Singman
    Sen. Rand Paul called Monday for President Trump to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, as he questioned whether the Obama-era spy boss was ďmonetizingĒ his access to sensitive information in his new role as a pundit. ďIs John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump?Ē ... Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennanís security clearance ... Brennanís role in the Russia probe ďis in some ways more concerning than the FBIís.Ē ďMr....
  • Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

    07/15/2018 8:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Edward Helmore, The Manchester Guardian
    Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trumpís nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court. Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, could cancel out supreme court justice Neil Gorsuchís vote on fourth-amendment cases and allow the federal government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans. Kavanaughís confirmation rests on a knife edge. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. They need a simple majority or a tie broken by...
  • Rand Paul: Syrian Chemical Attack A False Flag

    04/17/2018 5:25:04 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 101 replies
    Rand Paul / Youtube ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Rand Paul
    Rand Paul: Syrian Chemical Attack A False Flag Either that or Assad is Ďdumbest dictator on the planet,í he says Youtube: The chemical attack allegedly perpetrated by the Syrian government is most likely a false flag, according to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). When asked by CNNís Wolf Blitzer if stalling Russian sanctions was the right move for Trump, Paul directed the topic to whether or not the chemical attack in Syria was even genuine. ďI think before you talk about sanctions, we oughta talk about what evidence is there that Russia was complicit in this attack,Ē Paul said on Monday....
  • Another Rebranding: From 'global warming' to 'climate change' to 'climate restoration'

    04/16/2018 9:58:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The increase in the atmospheric trace gas of CO2 has so far failed to deliver the catastrophic consequences predicted by the alarmists like Al Gore.  The headlines about "the end of snow" are now an embarrassment after a winter of abundant frozen precipitation.  At least a  decade ago, the fraudsters relabeled their purported peril "climate change," allowing any unusual weather to be blamed on mankind's use of fossil fuels. Now another rebranding is being proposed.  Michael Walsh noticed, at PJ Media: The Left, in the form of the think thank RAND, has gone full Luddite: Since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,...
  • Anthony J. Russo, 71; Rand staffer helped leak Pentagon Papers

    08/09/2008 2:07:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2008 | Elaine Woo
    Anthony J. Russo, a Rand researcher in the late 1960s who encouraged Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers and stood trial with him in the Vietnam War-era case that triggered debates over freedom of the press and hastened the fall of a president, has died. He was 71.
  • Rand Paul: Trump Cares 'Very Deeply' About Haiti, Financed Medical Mission Trip

    01/14/2018 8:04:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | January 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told NBCís ďMeet the PressĒ that charges of racism against President Donald J. Trump are unfounded in part because of the 45th president's large financial contribution to Dr. Paul's2015 Haiti medical mission trip. ďI think itís unfair to sort of paint him, Ďoh well, heís a racist,í when I know for a fact that he cares very deeply about the people of Haiti because he helped finance a trip where they would get vision back for 200 people in Haiti,Ē Paul said. In 2015, Rand Paul was part of a group of U.S. doctors who...